8 Kiss kiss "I want a kiss," Arthur sighed finally, voice stern and stubborn and flat, a request and yet a demand all the same as he broke the silence that had been hanging over them for God only knew how long.
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4 The Irresponsible One Merlin wasn't that lucky; of course Arthur would prove to be the responsible, non-forgetful one this year. God, why couldn't Arthur just be a little more irresponsible? That would have made for an absolutely perfect Christmas Eve, as far as Merlin was concerned, would have made him feel so much better about having to scour the shops for a gift for his boyfriend on Christmas Eve.
Merlin, K+, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 22, follows: 3, 12/25/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
2 Destiny is tiring Talk of destiny is tiring, and Arthur thinks it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to never hear that word ever again. He also knows he isn't quite that lucky, but God, he can always hope. Or at least, maybe, somehow talk Merlin into one night without the word being present.
Merlin, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 889, favs: 19, follows: 3, 12/14/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
4 What's Your Fortune, Handsome? All Merlin can think is that if he dies before he actually gets to propose because Arthur is a prat who has chosen this special night to take his time with his food, he is going to haunt Arthur until the day he dies.
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5 Like Glass He could at least revel in Merlin's touch, could at least breathe in the gentle caresses between all the roughhousing among the knights and the battles that left him bruised and scarred in the most familiar of ways. He could allow himself that one, selfish indulgence, and couldn't have asked for more. And yet still, Merlin gave him more anyway.
Merlin, K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 71, follows: 20, 12/14/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
5 Morning Misuse of Magic Merlin swears he doesn't do it on purpose, but oh, Arthur always sees through that lie, always knows that his words are insincere; the amused smile he always wears as he says it gives him away. "You're going to hurt my feelings, you know, if you keep going about accusing me of things like that."
Merlin, K+, English, Romance, words: 954, favs: 54, follows: 15, 12/11/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
4 Falling He calls it falling because he is still waiting for the impact, is still waiting for some special sort of moment when he knows without a doubt that there is nothing between his heart and Merlin's.
Merlin, K, English, Romance, words: 527, favs: 26, follows: 6, 12/11/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
4 You Idiot Arthur Pendragon was an idiot—obviously. He was the biggest idiot Merlin had ever known, and Merlin was going to make sure everyone knew it. But first, he needed to make sure Arthur knew he was an idiot. And then he needed to kiss him. Before any of that, however... He needed to find him.
Merlin, K+, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 44, follows: 9, 12/9/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
3 Kiss It Better "What do you want me to do, Arthur? Kiss it better?"
Merlin, K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 81, follows: 20, 12/8/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
4 What's Chocolate Got To Do With It? "Can I have a kiss or are you just going to be mean all night?" Merlin whipped around to face Arthur with wide eyes, sure that he had to be hearing him wrong. Merlin had certainly thought about that before, about—God—kissing Arthur, but never in his life did he ever think that Arthur would want that too.
Merlin, K+, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 86, follows: 14, 12/7/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
2 Not A Secret It wasn't actually supposed to be a secret, really. But somehow, without them really deciding on anything or wanting to, it became something they danced around anyway, fingers loosening, kisses ceasing, as soon as anyone else came into the room or down the hall towards them. And Arthur hated it.
Merlin, T, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 52, follows: 13, 12/6/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
7 Ink On A Page Scratching those words he couldn't say aloud onto stray pieces of parchment when he found himself with spare moments in between tasks and chores... well, that was easy, wasn't it? They weren't really words then, they were just ink, just strokes on parchment that didn't really matter or mean anything. It wasn't real when he wrote it down, it just was. "Merlin, what are you writing?"
Merlin, K+, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 65, follows: 7, 12/5/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
3 Lovestruck "And by the way, you're really terrible at the sneaking thing, aren't you? If you're going to watch someone, you don't stare so openly at them, you steal glances, bring books and computers and phones with you so they can't catch you looking at them." He would probably make a very good stalker.
Merlin, T, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 60, follows: 12, 12/4/2015, [Arthur, Merlin] Lancelot
11 Eight to Twelve "On a scale from 1-10, how attractive would you say Merlin is?"
Merlin, T, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 4k+, favs: 125, follows: 24, 12/3/2015, [Arthur, Merlin] Gwaine
2 Beneath It was so much different when it was Merlin beneath him—when it was finally Merlin beneath him, after so long of just imagining Merlin beneath him—moaning his name, breathless and demanding and still so cheeky in the way he looked up at Arthur from under his long lashes.
Merlin, T, English, Romance, words: 403, favs: 70, follows: 20, 12/2/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
3 IOU Arthur wants coffee, but Merlin isn't so keen on leaving their warm bed to get up to make it for him without some sort of incentive. "I might just propose when you get back."
Merlin, K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 45, follows: 9, 11/30/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
9 Whisper Sweetly While You Touch Me Gently "You're the one always... touching me. I think of the two of us, you're the one more likely to... initiate something like that," Merlin explained, squeezing on Arthur's hips, wry look on his face as he did so.
Merlin, K+, English, Angst & Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 91, follows: 19, 9/8/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
9 Everything Else Merlin is simply of the opinion that Arthur has awful timing, and needs to work on how he says things when his servant is exhausted beyond words. "What... do you... mean?" Merlin asks slowly, carefully, still half sure that he is hearing things, but half going along with Arthur's words anyway just in case he isn't.
Merlin, K+, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 115, follows: 20, 9/7/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
6 Never Seen Anything Quite Like You "God, you're gorgeous," Merlin breathed. "You've always been gorgeous, but..." he shrugged, suddenly coy as he finished, "you're even more gorgeous tonight, oh husband of mine."
Merlin, T, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 53, follows: 12, 6/6/2015, [Arthur, Merlin]
5 Heartbreak Warfare Merlin cannot help the way he looks up at Arthur, eyes less guarded than they have been in ages now, and his breath catches in his throat at the emotion in Arthur's, nothing hidden, nothing veiled, everything obvious and easy to read, and by the Gods does Merlin wish he was illiterate right now.
Merlin, K+, English, Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 24, follows: 2, 3/15/2015, Merlin, Arthur